E. Harvey Weatherford, 92, of White Hall, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, at John L. McClellan Veterans Hospital in Little Rock.
Mr. Weatherford was born April 28, 1926, in Cornerville, Arkansas (Lincoln County) to the late Earl Homer and Evie Lucille Jones Weatherford. He was reared and received his education in Star City, where he graduated from Star City High School in 1946. He attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello for two years. He joined the United States Army in 1950. He was a Corporal during the Korean Conflict and was a gunner on 81 mm mortar. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1952.
Mr. Weatherford worked at the Pine Bluff Arsenal in Security for 25 years before retiring in 1990.
He was a member of New Testament Baptist Church in Dollarway, where he had served as a deacon.
Mr. Weatherford is survived by two sons, Gray and Mark Weatherford, both of White Hall; two daughters, Vicki Bryant of White Hall and Jan Hauta of Elk River, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Russell Weatherford of Dumas; and two sisters, Bernice Matthews of Star City and Marilyn Cook of Southaven, Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nellie Mae Hill Weatherford, whom he married December 23, 1950 in Lincoln County; son, Tobey Weatherford; and four brothers, Gerald, Hollis, Desmond, and Voy Weatherford.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 1:00 PM, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverends Carl Weatherford and Elmer Byerly officiating. Burial will follow at Butler Cemetery in Star City.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from noon until 1:00 PM, at Robinson’s.
Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
Sheridan - Robert Earl “Bobby” Jernigan, 76 of Sheridan formerly of Pine Bluff and Hot Springs, passed away, Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Born August 24, 1941 at Timmonsville, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Otis Jernigan and Flora Mae Smith Jernigan.
Mr. Jernigan retired from International Paper Mill after 35 years of service before operating Sulphur Springs Grocery for the next 23 years alongside his wife.
A member Poor Boy Hunting Club, Bobby was an avid hunter and enjoyed most anything outdoors.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Donaldson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Joanne Thompson Jernigan; children, Baker Jernigan, Jamie Fallis (Ronnie), Kristy Donaldson and Piper Erwin (Ronnie); grandchildren, Carey Jernigan (Samantha), Jessica Jernigan, Jennifer Lackey, Erin Baxter, Morgan Donaldson and Katelyn Jo Erwin; great-grandchildren, Autumn, Hunter, Kayla, Kayleigh, Drake and Kash; his four legged family, Molly & Scooter; and many other loving family and friends.
Graveside services will be Wednesday May 9th, two o’clock in the afternoon in Lee Cemetery with Brother Bill Kiggins officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Fuller Hale South Funeral Services.
Online condolences: FullerFunerals.com
Moscow - Donald Gene Blankenship, 74, of Moscow, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Davis Life Care Center.
He was born February 25, 1944 in Pine Bluff, son of the late William P. Blankenship, Sr. and Jane Newton Blankenship.
Don was reared and received his early education in Linwood, graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1962. He attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Don finished college at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree.
He served from 1967-1968 on the Aircraft Carrier USS-Ticonderoga, CVA-14, V-2 Division near the coast of Vietnam. He was honorably discharged from the United States Navy Reserve in August 1972.
Survivors include two brothers, William P. “Bill” Blankenship, Jr. (Sharon) of Pine Bluff and Ronald Blankenship (Joy) of Pine Bluff; sister, Jan Harris (John) of Nacogdoches, Texas; nephews, William Lee Blankenship of Pine Bluff, Andrew Bond Blankenship (Ginny) of Little Rock, Benjamin Ramsay Blankenship (Betsy) of Little Rock and John William “Bill” Harris (Heather) of Douglas, Texas; nieces, Mary Elizabeth Walter (Alan) of Paragould, Kimberly Kay Sardin (Bill) of Hot Springs, Mary Jane McClendon (Levi) of Burke, Texas and Kate Barlow (Eric) of Little Rock.
Don was especially grateful for the friendship and help of Bobby Wyatt and Jack Jones.
He will be in state Tuesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.
A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Grady Cemetery.
Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com